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    October 9, 2012
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monster. they could treat me as a monster. but they can't take away my heart. >> no remorse on sentencing day, jerry sandusky speaking out from his cell claiming to be a victim of conspiracy. about thetial candidate mitt romney seeing a big bump this morning. welcome to "news hour today." >> a bit of a tradeoff this morning. it's a little bit warming but a little bit wet. >> veronica johnson here to tell us if we're going to get more rain, are things warming up? >> the rain should be moving up. we're going to warm up a bit, a tad higher than what we were yesterday. if you're tired of complaining, and we have been talking about the chill, this cold blast that's come in, right now areas of the midwest and northern plains, they've got windchills in the 20s. the kids will be waiting at the bus stop with windchills in the 20s, that's crazy. 45 to 49 degrees here. i think that rain is going so end soon with an overcast sky at
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the bus stop. your sunrise today 7:12, getting later and later now. look at the numbers throughout the area. 45 degrees. most areas to the north, 46 around leesburg. 46 manassas. 46 around kent springs, maryland, right now. here's a look at that rain that's been with us again, all through the overnight period. the tail end around fredericksburg. by around 8:00 a.m., should be out of here with a mostly cloudy sky. 42 to 49 degrees. your lunch hour today, 52 to 55 with a little bit of sunshine. still chilly as we get up to a high of 60 degrees. still tracking breaking news if you're traveling along little river turn bike at april thandale road. the situation did have all your lanes blocked as you travel westbound and eastbound. eastbound at least one lane now gets by. looks like westbound, those lanes are blocked and you're going to have to turn onto annandale to make your commute.
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looks like they may be opening it. for now traveling westbound your lanes are blocked at annandale because of the accident. police are on the scene,truck. traveling i-270, heavy on the brakes. take a look at this as you make your way southbound toward 109. very sluggish. these delays start from frederick and you're heavy on the brakes to clarks burg at this time. breaking news from the live desk, good morning. >> breaking news comings out of out of stockholm. the swedish academy announced francis certain hirosh and david line lin of the u.s. win the nobel prize for physics enabling manipulating and measuring quantum systems. the award carries a $1.2 million prize for each. and nobel prizes for chemistry, literature, economics and the
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nobel peace prize will be announced throughout the week. following breaking news also out of asia. north korea says that its missiles can reach the u.s. mainland. that's new this morning. this warning comes after the u.s. agreed to let south korea have missiles capable of striking anywhere in the north. pyongyang says that professionals the south and its allies are plotting to invade the country. most experts question whether north korea has mastered the technology needed to launch an attack against the u.s. a post-debate for mitt romney has him leading in at least one poll. a survey by pew research shows mitt romney now holds a 4-point lead over the president, 49% to 45%. it amounts to a huge swing for the former governor who trailed the president by 8 points in pew's previous poll, just about a month ago, 51-43. the poll shows romney's favorability is rising and he is making gains among women and hispanic voters. mitt romney and president
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obama will be campaigning in the heartland today. romney will be visiting iowa. it will be the gop nominee easily seventh trip to iowa since finishing second in that state's caucuses in january. romney will visit ohio where the president will be this afternoon. mr. obama will be at ohio state university in columbus. he has campaigned on more than 30 college campuses this year. the first lady campaigning for the president today here in northern virginia. michelle obama will speak to supporters at the loudoun county fairgrounds in leesburg this evening. virginia has been a common stop for both candidates and their spouses. mitt romney and his wife ann were making multiple campaign stops in virginia yesterday. the first lady's event opens to the public at 2:45 this afternoon. people who live in the district today is the last day you can register to vote by mail. applications are available online and at public libraries, firehouses and police stations. anyone who misses today's deadline can still register to vote during early voting and on
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the election at their polling place. the election is tuesday, november 6th. the top american counterterrorism adviser heads to libya today. john brennan will yet get an update on the investigation into the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi last month. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed. brenn brennan's trip comes a day before congress holds its first hearing on the attack. a state department official will be among the witnesses to testify before the house oversight committee. he is expected to deny reports the state department ignored requests for additional security in libya in the weeks and months before the attacks. police are still trying to figure out how a missing fairfax teenager died. brian glenn disappeared last week after dropping his brother off at wt woodson high school. his body was found yesterday in a park. bryan's family issued a statement saying the controversy was "a great shock" and they need to let the investigation into bryan's death run its course. sources tell news 4 police do not believe his death is suspicious.
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montgomery county police are trying to solve a shooting that left one man in critical condition. police say a homeowner got into an argument with a man and a woman in the 1100 block of good hope drive in silver spring last night. during the fight the homeowner shot the man who then drove himself to the hospital. the homeowner was also hurt in the fight. he is expected to be okay. montgomery county police are also trying to solve the mystery of a clarksbergman who died while in police custody. yesterday afternoon office arrested 39-year-old nathan jones who was reportedly being violent and erratic. he resisted arrest but officers finally got him under control with pepper spray. a short time later, jones started to lose consciousness and was pronounced dead at a nearby. >> 6:06. the nationals are coming back home tied one game apiece against the cardinals. game two was a rough one for nats' pitchers. cards crushed the nats 12-4. after the game the team was ready to get on a plane and be
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back in front of the d.c. faithful. >> it's easy to play when they're waving the white towels for you. hopefully when we get home our fans are ready for us, you know. they bring it kind of like they did. >> you work all season to get home field advantage. and, you know -- we got it, we're going home with the series tied. get a chance to play in front of our fans. >> game three is tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. edwin jackson will pitch for the nats. chris carpenter will take the mound for the cardinals. no word on the start time for thursday's game four. the orioles and yankees are tied in their american league division series. baltimore won 3-2 last night at camden yards. mark reynolds threw in the eventual game-winning run in the sixth. game three set for tomorrow night in new york. >> keep it going, keep it alive. 6:07. the daredevil trying to do something unbelievable today. a wet, chilly morning. when it's going to start feeling line october again.
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apple fans, what's going to be -- what's going on behind the scenes that could be a sign of a big announcement.
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if you're traveling in this area, the situation is that they're still trying to tow another car that's actually flipped over on its side near the sidewalk. so once the tow truck is able to put that car back right side up and tow it out of the way that intersection will be clear. back over to you.
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coming up on 13 after the hour now. the curious find that stopped the mars rover right in its tracks. also investigators say it is the worst case of hoarding they have ever seen. what they found inside the home so packed you couldn't even stand. and next jerry sandusky's i approve this message. mitt romney: "i'm not in favor romney's being dishonest here an independent, non-partisan liberals will raise taxes on the chairman of that so-called romney's former company. gingrich was there too. it's not independent. it's just not true.
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they could make me out as a monster, they could treat me as a monster but they can't take away my heart. in my heart i know i did not doing these alleged disgusting acts. >> from his jail cell former penn state assistant football coach made a surprise plea pro claiming his innocence.
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in just a few hours, sandusky will be sentenced for abusing ten boys over a 15-year period. sandusky as well as some of the victims are expected to speak at that hearing. danielle lee joins us from the centre county courthouse with more on what we can expect. >> reporter: good morning. you may be able to see just over my right shoulder people are already lining up outside of this courthouse waiting for this hearing that is set to begin in a couple hours. it will likely be the second time in less than 24 hours that we heard from jerry sandusky after he was largely silent during the entire trial. you may remember that jerry sandusky did not testify. one of the only times we heard from him prior to his conviction was during that infamous nbc interview that didn't go well. so this last-minute statement out of his jail cell is very unheard of and in very many ways many telling. equally telling what he didn't y. he offered no apologies, only maintained his innocence.
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>> we will continue to fight. we didn't lose the proven facts, evidence, accurate locations and times. anything can be said. we lost to speculation and stories that were influenced by people who wanted to convict me. we must fight unfairness and consistency and dishonesty. >> reporter: and jerry sandusky faces anywhere from 60 to more than 400 years in prison. he could alsoe declared a sexually violent predator. he has said he is going to appeal whatever sentence he receives. we're also expecting to hear from six of the victims that testified during the trial later today. i'm danielle lee. now back to you. >> 6:17 now. a relative of one of the grooms faces charges for his involvement in a deadly wedding brawl. a hotel guest in philadelphia captured part of the fight between two wedding parties on his smartphone early sunday morning. police booked 26-year-old matthew sofka on several
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charges, including inciting a riot. police ticketed two other people for disorderly conduct. more people could be arrested. an uncle of one of the brides died from a heart attack. check out this hoarding situation in las vegas. police say it's the worst case of hoarding they have ever seen. police found seven dead cats in the home that was full of material stacked from floor to ceiling. 19 sick cats had to be put down. authorities had to remove the front door just to get inside and clean the place. the home has been declared unin habitable. the mars curiosity rover continues to show it has a sense of humor. it recently sent back a photo showing it surveying an object in the sand. someone commented, oh, no, i dropped my keys. the rover is testing the item to find out what it is. members of the curiosity team back here on earth believe it's
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a piece of plastic that maybe fell off the rover. well, despite one of its engines falterin the spacex dragon is still on course for the international space station. the first-ever commercial space cargo mission launched sunday night. one of the rocket's nine engines lost pressure shortly after takeoff. they made adjustments to allow it to make it to the space station. it is scheduled to arrive on wednesday. the redskins team doctor and a neurologist will evaluate robert griffin thriii again tod. he could participate in a cardio workout if he doesn't show any ill effects, he could be back on the practice field tomorrow. head coach mike shanahan is confident rg3 will be able to play next sunday against the vikings. it is time that time of the year again, basketball season is
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coming. tonight the wizards will host a tipoff and hold practice free and open to the public. it should be quite a party. there will be food, a t-shirt giveaway contest and the wizards girls and d.c. magician will perform. the wizards' season opener is november 3rd against the boston celtics. >> he might. you don't know what kind of ability he is. >> this is true. he could be performing on the court and off the court as well. i can't believe it's basketball season. means cold weather is around the corner. >> cold weather is here already, veronica. >> yeah, it arrived this weekend for sure, no doubt about that. i took a look at our weather last year. we were 78 last year. we're not going to hit 78 or even 70. what we'll see is the rain that's out there. we're at 49 degrees right now at reagan national. you can see the showers that have been through the area still moving through starting to come to an end finding their way down
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to the south around stafford county. i'm really seeing things break up more and more. i think my 8:00, shortly thereafter, we're not going to be left with very much at all. in fact we'll see breaks in the cloud cover, get a little bit of sunshine today and be just a tad warmer with temperatures a little higher than yesterday. then it's another front coming in for wednesday and ahead of that front we should do pretty good on temperatures. 57 to 60 today, feeling like november. as far as your evening goes a warm jacket needed, 48 to 58 degrees. up to 70 tomorrow. look at the weekend right now, 66 to 75 on sunday. loving that. >> not bad at all but still seeing problems on the roads. if you're traveling along annandale road, here's the view from chopper 4. here's what's happening in this area. waiting to get this car towed out of the roadway. one of the cars was on its side. it's now wheels down, ready to be towed, but for now those
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southbound lanes are blocked for you as you head towards little river turnpike. let's take a look at the beltway. your travel lanes are open. here's a live look at 201 traveling on the outer loop. speeds not bad to get to i-95. that drive will take you nine minutes. traveling the outer loop, just a bit slow in this area, under speed about 45 miles per hour, 12 minutes to get from i-95 to i-270. back over to you. your time is 6 c:22. breaking news at union station. it could be a very long morning for a lot of people. after the break, oh, dear, a
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falling at speeds around 700 miles per hour. in addition to this record-setting jump he could also break the sound barrier. he has set records for highest parachute jump from a building and also the lowest base jump in the world. good luck. well, don't make a wild animal angry. that's the lesson one guy in the u.k. learned the hard way. this happened in a park in west london. as you can see the stag there clearly after the park visitor who got a little too close to the herd. the man ended up climbing up a tree. on lookers called police who helped him back deer. it's mating season which makes deer more aggressive is that -- wow. >> that's not smoke. >> do you see the antlers on this guy? don't mess with the stag. >> especially during mating season. 6:26 is your time. we have breaking news this morning. power problems creating some major problems for travelers.
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and it's a bold offer. what you have to do on national television to win free pizza for life. plus this morning, more new cases of meningitis linked to a tainted steroid batch. how many thousands may be at risk. and the rainy, chilly morning but
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a chilly morning, but the temperatures only tell half the story. weather i approve this message. mitt romney: "i'm not in favor romney's being dishonest here an independent, non-partisan liberals will raise taxes on the chairman of that so-called romney's former company. gingrich was there too. it's not independent. it's just not true. take away his toys and he'll play with a stick. take away their bikes and they'll still find a way to get where they're going. but if take you away early childhood education... slash k-12 funding... and cut college aid for middle class families ... they won't go far. yet that's exactly what mitt romney wants to do... ...to pay for a $250,000 tax break for multi-millionaires.
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if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. controversy on your commute as you head out this morning. there are some ads you might actually stop to read. and still spreading. this morning people are infected with meningitis and many more are being told to stay vigilant. good morning, everyone. welcome back to news 4 today. >> breaking news for travelers. we have arew at union station gathering information. more on that in just a moment. first it's a little warmer this morning. still a chilly start. take a look at some of the temperatures around the region right now. veronica johnson drew the short stick and she is live on the storm team 4 weather deck this morning. i'm glad you put your coat on. >> this time i had time to grab
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it so your going to need a warm jacket or a light coat this morning heading out. i've got an occasional drop that's still coming down right here northwest d.c. but there are some showers out there too showing up on radar. temperatures, take a look at them, they're higher by 3 to 5 degrees compared to where we were yesterday. capital heights at 46 degrees, good morning to you. burke and chantilly, you're coming in at 45 and damascus, maryland, here at 45 degrees. here's a look at the showers. you can see them a little heavier north of baltimore, around calvert, st. mary's county but all this coming to an end soon. i think by around 8:00 those showers will be moving out so at the bus stop this morning, 45 to 49 degrees with just overcast skies. not too bad there. i'll be back in about ten minutes with your four-day forecast. well, looking at delays in the first 4 traffic report. let's start as you're making your commute in maryland traveling southbound.
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bw parkway, slow from 100 and those delays continue until about 175. not seeing any accidents, but it is very slow, so possibly something might have just popped up. let's talk about 50, if you're traveling 50 in maryland. slow from the beltway as you head all the way down to 295, just sluggish. here's a live look as you make your way past landover road. you're under speed about 30 miles per hour. tough commute. and a live look from chopper 4 as you make your way on i-95 northbound. i-95 in virginia, not seeing any accidents but sluggish stop and go from quantico over to the beltway. 6:32 now. breaking news. a power outage is causing big delays on amtrak. megan mcgrath is live at union station with more. megan, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning. on folks headed out of union station heading to points north like new york city and boston, their day off to a rocky start because of this power outage. now, it's primarily affecting amtrak service, although we are
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seeing an impact to mark service north of baltimore as well. as for amtrak, the 448 acela express to boston as cancelled, the 5:30 northeast regional was cancelled also the express to new york. that gate is listed as closed. we have the 6:30 regional to newark cancelled so we're seeing big delays, big cancellations and inconveniences to travelers headed on amtrak points north from union station this morning. we did speak to a commuter who had a 9:30 meeting in new york city. he looked up at the board here and saw his train was not going to be leaving and so he's scrambling to try to figure out another way to get to that meeting this morning. mark train also points north of baltimore impacted. they have crews working on the situation. we'll update you later on in the show. megan mcgrath, news 4. back to you. controversial ads supporting israel now on display in some metro stations. yesterday the transit agency put up the ads which are paid for by
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the american freedom defense initiative. they compare muslim extremists to savages. metro resisted displaying those posters because it was concerned they could trigger a violent backlash. a judge ruled the ads must go up or metro would violate the aidi's first amendment rights. >> i will not sacrifice my freedom of speech. it's a ridiculous premise and utterly unamerican. >> the atmosphere ads are also in new york city subway stations. another death is linked to the meningitis outbreak. the centers for disease control says at least 105 people have been sickened by the rare fungal infection. the death toll stands at nine. two of those were in maryland and virginia. health officials link the outbreak to steroid shots used for back pain. the cdc expects the number of people to continue to rise. >> the incubation is rather long, up to a month, so we
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expect new cases to be discovered around the country for the next several weeks, i'm afraid. >> symptoms include fever, severe headache, stiff neck, nausea and the inability to maintain balance. this form of meningitis is not contagious. pepco and its union workers reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract avoiding a strike. the union's full membership still has to vote on that, neither side providing details on the new deal but the union president is recommending members approve it. a hotel and hundreds of apartments and shops coming to downtown rockville. montgomery county officials announced a $4 million grant for the project. the 14 story building will go up on a parking lot on the former site of the rockville mall. it will house a cambria suites hotel. the county and developer still have to replace the parking slots before the project can move forward. the project is expected to take two years to complete. now to the race for virginia's u.s. senate seat.
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right now democrat tim kaine holds a slight lead over republican george allen in recent polls in one of the most closely watched races in election year. the candidates were in richmond last night for a live, televised debate. both men say they are the right pick for breaking the partisan gridlock in washington. >> we have to have bridge builders. when george was in the senate, he ridiculed john warner's efforts and the gang of 14 to compromise, saying we don't need to compromise. i think we need people in the senate that know how to compromise and that will move the economy forward. >> i've worked with people on both sides of the aisle as governor as well as senate with everything from internet access to screening of newborn babies and nanotechnology. >> the candidates' final debate will take place next week at virginia tech. should race be a factor in college admissions? a supreme court will take up that issue this week. tomorrow the nine justices will hear the case of abigail fisher who says she was denied
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admission to the university of texas austin because she is white. among those in the courtroom, relatives of a man whose admission was blocked in 1946 because he was black. his relatives say affirmative action is still needed to ensure quality for minorities. 6:37 now. breaking news overnight. the threat from north korea. also why some maryland state troopers assigned to work at the orioles game are being investigated. plus this isn't a repair, it's a rescue. the tiny stowaway this firefighter is looking for. and when we could clear up let me tell you how i will create 12 million jobs
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when president obama couldn't. first, my energy independence policy means more than three million new jobs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china,
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and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] combine the pnc cashbuilder visa credit card with a qualifying pnc performance select checking account and earn 75% more than cards earning 1% cash back on almost everything.
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online shopping could soon be as easy as logging onto facebook. the social network giant is testing a feature called collections that allows users to find any items they want and click on a special want button, then people can see the wanted items and they will be able to go online to buy those items at the store. so far facebook is working with seven retailers on this new feature, including pottery barn and victoria's secret. see, it's getting easier with the catalogs for you to pick out a present for me. >> it takes dropping a hint to a whole new level. >> i'll just e-mail you my list with the links attached. >> i'm counting on that. >> done. 6:41. time for weather and traffic on the 1s. veronica johnson with the chilly forecast. >> he'll just pretend like he doesn't see the list. >> exactly. >> what? list? >> exactly. out there right now on the list should be a nice, warm jacket for today because we're starting out once again chilly in the 40s. we're about four or five degrees
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higher right now. ashton at 45, centreville, you're at 45 currently and 46 degrees morningside. we take you to kensington for the hometown forecast. 8:00 a.m. still cloudy but i think the showers that we have will be gone, so mid-50s by lunch time today. your high 60. i'll have a look at your seven-day forecast coming up in ten minutes. right now first 4 traffic. veronica, it's starting to slow down in our area. seeing a lot of delays. first let's start if you're making the commute along i-270 here's a look as you head past germantown road southbound. delays continue as you head toward rockville. it is stop and go for you. another look as you head past falls road again in this area. just sluggish to the beltway. good news on i-270, not seeing reports of accidents right now. let's head over to 395 under speed in this area as you make your way northbound from the beltway to the 14th street bridge. take a look at this, as you make the commute, about 29 miles per hour. it will take you 22 minutes to
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the from the beltway to the 14th street bridge. i'm back in 10. over to you. angie is over at the live desk. >> good morning. we have breaking news out of russia. several explosions rock a russian military test site. a giant cloud of smoke is hefr you've hovering over the city and this was followed by several aftershocks. russian officials say the triple explosions were unplanned shell detonations and no one was hurt. roads were closed off and we're hearing that buildings were evacuated. russian military equipment dates back to the soviet era and we hear these kind of explosions that have happened unexpectedly have actually happened several times before. at the news 4 live desk, angie goff, news 4. north korea now says its missiles can reach the u.s. mainland. the warning comes after the u.s. allowed south korea to have missiles of striking anywhere in
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the north. most missile experts question whether north korea has mastered the technology needed to launch an attack against the u.s. . mitt romney's strong debate performance last week already had president obama on the defensive. now it also has the president trailing in at least one poll. a new survey by pew research shows mitt romney now with a four-point lead over the president, 49% to 45%. in the same poll taken just a month ago, mitt romney trailed the president eight points, 51% to 43%. that was just as that hidden camera video surfaced of the infamous 47% comments. the new poll also contained good news for mitt romney on other fronts. his favorability at 50% for the first time in a pew poll and he also saw gains among hispanics, women and voters under the age of 50. >> i'm going to stop other things. i like pbs, i love big bird and actually like you. >> the fallout from mitt
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romney's big bird comment is not going away any time soon. in fact it's the focus of a new ad from the obama campaign. >> bernie madoff, criminals, gut ons of greed and the evil genius who towered over them. one man has the guts to speak his name. >> big bird. >> big bird, big bird. >> it's me, big bird. >> mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about, it's sesame street. >> the obama team is even deploying a person dressed in a yellow costume to appear at romney events. mitt romney visits iowa this morning. romney and president obama make stops in ohio today as well. the president will be at ohio state university, one of more than 30 college campuses he's visited this year. at the same time the first lady will bow on the campaign trail in northern virginia. michelle obama will speak to supporters at the loudoun county
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fairgrounds in leesburg. doors open at 2:45 this afternoon. a montgomery county high school athlete may have suffered a spinal injury during practice football. it happened yesterday. a crew flew him to a local trauma center with serious but life-threatening injuries. at last check he was in stable condition. 14 before the hour. police are still trying to figure out how a missing fairfax teenager died. brian glenn disappeared last week after dropping his brother off at woodson high school. his body was found yesterday in a park. brian's family issued a statement saying the discovery was a, quote, great shock and they need to let the investigation into bryan's death run its course. police do not believe his death is suspicious. one man is in critical condition at a shooting at a montgomery county home. police were called out to a home in the 1100 block of good hope drive in silver spring about 8:45 last night. the homeowner got into an argument with a woman and a man.
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during the fight the homeowner shot the man who drove himself to the hospital. the homer owner was also hurt but is expected to be okay. alcohol may have played a role in a police-involved shooting outside a silver spring house. montgomery county police say the 22-year-old man showed up at a house where his girlfriend was working as a nanny. they say he called police and when they got there, he would not put down a gun and they shot him. the gun turned out to be a fake. neighbors got a call from police during that incident warning them to stay inside their homes. montgomery county police also trying to solve a mystery of a clarksburg man who died while in police custody. yesterday afternoon officers arrested 39-year-old nathan jones who was reportedly being violent and erratic. police had to use pepper spray to arrest him. a short time later jones started to lose consciousness and was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. today kwame brown will be in court for an apparent violation of his plea agreement.
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he pled guilt back in june to bank fraud and campaign finance violations. he is required to be truthful with authorities and disclose his personal finances. the u.s. attorney's office is not commenting on the reason for the hearing. brown still faces up to a year in prison. american airlines ceo makes an admission his company messed up. cnbc's courtney reagan has that. courtney, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. the ceo of american airlines is acknowledging it's been a rough few weeks for passengers but he said the carrier is working through its issues. american, which is currently in bankruptcy, saw its on-time performance drop to 59% last month. rivals like delta, sweflt and u.s. airways were all above 85%. the airline has blamed delays on pilots filling out maintenance requests amid a contract dispute. last week seats came loose on three separate flights. with a month to go before we head to the polls several companies are rolling out election-themed pr stunts.
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pizza hut will give free pizza for life for anyone that's able to ask president obama or mitt romney if they prefer sausage or pepperoni at their town hall debate. the questions are prescreened but pizza hut someone will ask anyways. the maker of cabbage patch dolls is auctioning off dolls that looks like the candidates. and jetblue said it would help anyone leave the country temporarily if the other guy wins in november. anything to cash in on an event. >> i can't believe it, cabbage patch dolls. >> i know. >> thank you, courtney reagan. take care. >> thanks. and new this morning, american david wineland and surge feroche of france are the nobel prize winners for physics. they worked on quantum optics, the precise control of basic units of light. the two will split $1.2 million in prize money. on friday we'll hear about the nobel peace prize so everybody waiting to hear about
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that. 6:49 is our time right now. >> we want to get a check of the forecast with veronica johnson. >> looking better today, a little better, so we've got the rain moving out of here. our temperatures are going to be a little higher. i like that and i like the fact that tomorrow when the nats are back in town we'll have the best weather of the week. >> sounds good. >> what we like to see. this is what was going on yesterday. it was very cold yesterday here, especially early on during the day. the morning, of course. this is what was going on 9:00 a.m. showshoe mountain resort, those are flakes of snow you see. they are scheduled to open december 8th. they may open a little earlier if we continue to see that kind of deal in the higher elevations of west virginia. at the bus stop this morning, we'll see cloud cover starting to break up. the temperature 45 to 49 degrees as the rain moves out. still some clouds left around the area, but i think we'll see more breaks in the cloud cover
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as we move through the day today. here's a look at what's left on radar. you can see those showers really breaking up down to the south, just a few little light sprinkles left around quantico, around fredericksburg and up around waldorf up to the north i-95. so here it is, your future weather. at 9:00 a.m. today, a partly cloudy sky west, more clouds off to the east and then we're going to be in and out of the cloud cover today. so by afternoon mixture of clouds and sunshine. but about 5 degrees higher than we were yesterday. we'll get up to 60 degrees. now, that's still below average for us and still feeling a lot like november. what happens on wednesday is that ahead of the next weather front we'll get a chance to warm up and as we do, we'll hit a high temperature of 70 degrees. i don't think we're going to have any rain either with that front when icomes through so a dry front. that's going to allow our temperatures to go up and down over the next couple of days. it's up for wednesday and then it's back down for the remainder of the week and the weekend.
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back up as you'll see. so feeling like november today, 57 to 60 degrees. for your evening, chilly, a warm jacket needed at 48 to 54 degrees. here's a look at your 4-day forecast. from 60 today to 70 tomorrow. there's the down at the end of the week and back up for the weekend with a high of 66 to 75 degrees. well, checking on an accident right now if you're traveling inbound 66. as you make your way towards the dulles toll road you'll find a multi-vehicle accident in the area. chopper 4 is on the scene and here's what's happening. your going to see a shoulder lane blocked on both your left and right shoulder lane. travel lanes are open but just be careful as you travel on i-66 just because of the delays in that area. heading over to 50, traveling 50 inbound in maryland really slow from the beltway all the way to new york avenue. that's where your delays are. we'll check travel speeds right now. as you make your way traveling on route 50 heading from the beltway to 295, you're at about 22 miles per hour. this is a live look at 410.
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and again, those delays continue all the way to new york avenue. april, over to you. just in, an update on breaking news. the power outage causing big delays on amtrak. megan mcgrath is live with more. >> reporter: good morning, aaron. we just found out a little bit more about the power situation that's causing all of these problems. apparently they have downed power lines south of aberdeen and the biggest impact we're seeing is with amtrak service to points north. so folks here from union station who are headed to new york city and boston, we've seen a number of cancellations this morning. the 6:30 northeast regional to newark was cancelled. the 7:00 a.m. acela express to boston is cancelled. we've also seen the acela to new york city, the express, that cancelled this morning as well. should also mention for mark train folks, if you're going to points north of baltimore, aberdeen, perryville, those locations, we are seeing an impact there as well. again, lines down south of aberdeen.
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they do have power crews on the scene working on the situation but they're not there yet. talked to one guy who's got a 9:30 meeting in the big apple and he's not going to make it. >> well, we showed up here early for the train and they made the announcement that everything northbound, nothing is moving north or south and later they basically came back and said the train was cancelled. so i had a meeting with a client up in new york city at 9:30 and that just isn't going to happen. >> reporter: so a rough commute this morning for folks taking amtrak to places like new york city and boston. this is going to cause a problem for a while yet. they're still working on that power outage. reporting live from union station, megan mcgrath, news 4. back to you in the studio. >> 6:54 now. both the nationals and orioles are tied up in their division series after winning a thrilling game, one the nats struggled in game two. the cardinals pounded the nats pitching staff. the series is tied up one game apiece. game three is 1:00 p.m. tomorrow at nats park.
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ed win jackson will pitch for the nats. chris carpenter will take the mound for the cardinals. don't expect the orioles to fade away. they beat the yankees last night in their american league division series. the 3-2 victory evened the series at one game apiece. the teams will play again tomorrow night in new york. two maryland state troopers are under investigation for reportedly asking yankees players for autographs during a game. the two reportedly asked derek jeter and nick swisher for their signatures during the ninth inning. they were assigned to provide securityround the yankees dugout. state police officials said they are looking into the instance department and remind the troopers t to act professionally during the games. the cold weather has a lot of people looking for ways to keep warm and that is how a kitten got himself into a pretty tight spot. the 3-week-old kitten was hiding in a car's engine come part meant. firefighters banged on the engine and the kitten came out
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of hiding. one of the firefighters is going to adopt the cat and they have decided to name it colombo because it was found on columbus day. >> i like this happy ending. kitten is safe, found a good home, cute name. >> that engine was just purring. he had to get in there and see what was going on. >> that is news 4 today. thank you for starting your day with us. >> the "today" show is next. we'll be back in 25 minutes with weather, traffic and any breaking news. we're back here tomorrow morning. >> make it a great tuesday, everybody.
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